Arizona man accused of stabbing service dog more than 100 times

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

Man Accused of Fatally Stabbing Service Dog Over 100 Times

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

An Arizona man is behind bars after police said he stabbed his service dog at least 100 times, killing the golden retriever.

According to KNXV-TV, Jacob Bushkin, 27, of Scottsdale, was arrested last week and charged with animal cruelty and killing a service animal.

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On Feb. 25, Bushkin reportedly called his family to say the 4-year-old dog, Cub, had died. Relatives went to the home and discovered Cub's body in the garbage, police said.

Relatives took the body to a local vet, who called police after determining that the dog had suffered multiple stab wounds and a sliced throat, KNXV reported.

Bushkin was jailed on $300,000 bond, the Arizona Republic reported.